Online Booking System For Pubs and Pub Groups
The best-value online booking system for pubs on the market.
How our online booking system for pubs works for customers
UK pub goers no longer stick to their local at the end of the street. Instead, people are travelling to different cities or towns to try out the latest, trendy bar that everyone wants to visit. But, no one wants to travel and be turned away, or have to wait, once you get there. Alternatively, for larger, typically busier occasions, such as the Christmas period or Bank Holidays, pub-goers are increasingly conscious of not being able to visit certain venues. Likewise, if customers are celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday, with a larger group many fear that venues will not be able to accommodate them on arrival.
In all of these circumstances it is therefore preferable for customers to book in advance so they can plan their special occasion and secure their table or booth. This is where our online booking system comes in.
With our online booking system in place, customers can make a booking with your pub 24/7 online. Whether they reserve through the booking interface on your website, your social media channels or your Sugarvine promotion, customers have instant, easy access to your pub whenever they want.
Once booking is complete, customers receive an instant email booking confirmation. Email or SMS text reminders are also sent before the meal.
All in all, an online booking system ensures customers are not left disappointed at the door and can truly enjoy British pub or night-life to the max.
How our online booking system works for pubs and pub groups
Just as pub-goers don’t want to face full capacity and refused entry on arrival, pubs are increasingly seeing the benefits of an online booking system for drinking as well as dining. An online booking system can help you manage capacity and organise table plans without compromising on customer experience and increasing your admin time. Meanwhile, by advertising an online booking system, pubs and bars will see an increase in covers and bookings by offering customers the freedom to book whenever and wherever they want, as well as the ability to guarantee a spot at their favourite bar or the latest ‘place to be’. Our online booking and table management system also allows bars to plan for busier nights of the year, such as Bank Holidays or New Year’s Eve and plan for larger parties attending, by helping you to manage capacity and therefore allocate staff and resources accordingly in advance. Meanwhile, the ability to take deposits at the point of booking, hold card details at the point of booking or take full payment at the point of booking means that you can deter no shows and protect your revenue in the event a table doesn’t show.
SV Tables online pub booking system consists of an easy to use widget that is embedded on your website and social media. Customers book at their own convenience and bookings are instantly sent across to you with full contact information, which can be used for track and trace, and any special requests. All of this customer data is then added to your table management system so you can easily manage bookings. Meanwhile, if a customer signs up to your newsletter while booking, their sign up details are sent directly to your email.
We see all the time that pubs and pub groups worry online booking systems won’t meet their needs. Understandably so in an industry that often puts pubs to the back of the queue for services and policy changes. But, SV Tables is different in that it is fully catered for use in pub settings. Our back end table management system can be set up to cater for any different rooms such as snug, conservatory, main restaurant or outside areas. Meanwhile, our bespoke booking confirmation emails to customers can help you to highlight your policy on anything from dogs to dress code, so you can be assured SV Tables is really working to your specific needs and making pub management easier. Our pub booking system can also help to increase your marketing database as the system collects GDPR compliant emails from bookers who want future information from your pub.
Unlike competitors our pub booking system doesn’t take customers away from your website to make bookings. And, as we know all too well the financial hardships pubs have faced in recent times, we don’t charge per cover. Instead, we offer a transparent, one-off fee with no hidden charges so you can plan for our fee while increasing your covers and reducing your admin.
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Some online booking providers make you pay for your own customers by:
Running Google Ads campaigns in the name of your venue that capture diners before they can visit your website.